Minnesota 108, San Antonio 95
Date - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:00 PM
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
#74 Curtis Blair, #16 David Guthrie, #15 Bennett Salvatore
Final Scoring Summary
Timberwolves 108, Spurs 95: Derrick Williams scored a game-high 21 points as Minnesota snapped a 16-game losing streak at San Antonio in the season finale for both teams.
Chase Budinger added 15 points for the Timberwolves, who won for only the 11th time on the road and notched their first victory at San Antonio since 2004. Ricky Rubio and Greg Stiemsma chipped in with 12 points each as Minnesota finished its ninth straight season without a playoff appearance.
Tim Duncan collected 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Spurs, who will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday in the first round of the playoffs. Gary Neal contributed 17 points and Tony Parker had 15 for the Spurs, who made all 22 of their free throws.
Williams made a layup and assisted on J.J. Barea’s 3-pointer to push the lead to seven early in the fourth quarter and Budinger drained another 3-pointer with 6:44 left as Minnesota led 97-84. The Spurs could not get closer than 10 the rest of the way.
The Timberwolves made five 3-pointers in the first quarter – three by Rubio – and led by as many as nine before settling for a 30-24 lead. San Antonio scored 10 straight to move in front 50-46 before Parker recorded his team’s last 11 points of the second quarter for a 61-56 advantage at intermission.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Spurs signed former All-Star Tracy McGrady on Tuesday and he will be eligible for the playoffs because he was not on an NBA roster as of March 1. McGrady, who played in China this season, did not suit up against Minnesota. … G Luke Ridnour started all 82 games for the Timberwolves. … San Antonio G Manu Ginobili returned to the lineup after missing nine games with a strained hamstring, scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting in 12 minutes.
Top Game Performances
Derrick Williams 21
Tim Duncan 17
Luke Ridnour 6
Tony Parker 8
Greg Stiemsma 9
Tim Duncan 14
Derrick Williams 5
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Tony Parker 9
Greg Stiemsma 5
Kawhi Leonard 2
Alexey Shved 1
DeJuan Blair 1
Team Stats Summary
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